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Jack Owens

Jack Owens Jack Owens was born L. F. Nelson, and lived and worked in Bentonia. Owens was never a professional recording artist, but he farmed, bootlegged and ran a weekend juke joint in Bentonia for most of his life. He was not recorded until the blues revival of the 1960s. Owens was rediscovered by David Evans in 1966, who was led to him by either Skip James or Cornelius Bright. Evans recorded Owen’s first album Goin’ Up the Country that same year and It Must Have Been the Devil (with Bud Spires) in 1970. He made other recordings (some by Alan Lomax) in the 1960s and 1970s, and performed at several music festivals in the United States and Europe until his death in 1997.  Owens shared many elements of his guitar style and repertoire with fellow Bentonian Skip James. He was often accompanied on harmonica by his friend Bud Spires.

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Blue Front Cafe

Blue Front Cafe 107 East Railroad Avenue Bentonia, Mississippi 662-763-5306 An authentic Mississippi Delta “juke joint” where the world-famous original Bentonia Blues was born and can still be heard. The Blue Front Cafe is considered the oldest active juke joint in Mississippi. The Blue Front Café opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. One of the couple’s sons, Jimmy Holmes took over the Café in 1970. During the 1980s the Blue Front Café began to attract tourists in search of authentic blues in a rustic setting. In its early years, the Café was a local gathering spot for crowds of workers from the Yazoo County cotton fields. Carey and Mary Holmes raised their ten children and three nephews and sent most of them to

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The Hollies

  The Hollies, on West Broadway in Yazoo City, is an old but elegant cottage dating back to the days when Yazoo City was named Manchester. The arrangement of the front, with a pediment over the three central bays of an inset porch and square staged columns with graceful brackets, achieves a certain monumentality. French doors across the front are a 20th century alteration. The house was built of sturdy cypress , wooden pegs, and square nails by Dr. Washington Dorsey, one of the city’s first physicians. Records show that the land on which the house was built was divided into lots in 1830, when the original settlement of Haines Bluff on the river bank branched out into the city of Manchester. At that time Polly Johnston sold 800 acres, including the two lots on which the house is located. Four years later Dr. Dorsey bought one of the two lots

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Big John Hart House

Big John Hart House, on Castle Chapel Road, was originally located in Harttown but moved to its current location.  Built by Big John Hart in 1843, the house represents a typical antebellum vernacular Greek Revival planter’s cottage.  A distinctive feature of the house is its original trompe l’oeil  decorative wall paintings that have been preserved in their entirety.

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Confederate Monument

The Confederate Monument, located on the Triangle Grounds in Yazoo City, is 24 feet tall on a base and pedestal of granite with bronze figures featuring a Confederate soldier and a woman holding a flag.  The unveiling took place in 1909 during a daylong celebration and parade.  This memorial is erected to perpetuate the memory of the noble courage and self-sacrificing devotion of the women of the Confederacy.

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Crump Fountain

Crump Fountain, at the corner of Main and Washington St. in Yazoo City, honors George Crump whose estate provided funding for school purposes.  At the base of the cast iron fountain, a bonze tablet acknowledges the gift of Crump and the services of Mr. E. Drenning in securing it.  The fountain was restored in 2010 through the efforts of the community, including the Yazoo Historical Society and the Yazoo County CVB.

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Pugh-Blundell House

Pugh-Blundell House 333 East Powell Street Yazoo City, Mississippi This fine raised cottage in the Greek Revival style was probably erected shortly after the property was acquired in 1849.  Square columns with applied lattice mold ornamentation support the inset porch roof with a full basement at the ground level, masked somewhat by a partial fill terrace at the front lawn.  Monumental two-panel, Greek Revival doors open directly into double parlors across the front that retain their original mantel pieces. This home is currently under restoration. Download our Historic Homes Self-Guided Tour in PDF format here!

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Rudy Shields Memorial

Rudy Shields Memorial Located at Campanella Park at the corner of 7th and Martin Luther King Drive in Yazoo City, the Rudy Shields Memorial honors the civil rights activist responsible for over 30 boycotts in the state, including one in Yazoo City.  He was also active in voter registration.  Shields is buried in the New Hope Church Cemetery in Benton.

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Black Jack Church

Black Jack Church Black Jack Church, near Deasonville, was founded by early settlers after the Choctaw Indians ceded their lands at Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830.  It was organized in 1843.  The cemetery, with graves dating back to 1858, is at the site of the original church building.  The present church was built across the road in 1924.

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Bell Road

Bell Road wall street heavyweightnationwide cash loans Once a Native American trail, this sunken roadway later served ox-drawn carts.  The road, still in use today, is so narrow that only one vehicle can pass through at a time.  At one time, a bell was located at both ends to warn that someone was entering… and so it became known as Bell Road.

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